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Around Fossil ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Heppner. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the northeast of Fossil. Heppner has a population of 1,300 people.<1>.

The next largest community is Condon. It is located about 16 miles [ km] to the north of Fossil and has a population of 710 people.

For comparison, Fossil has a population of 460 people.

Below is a sample of neighboring communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Fossil.<2>

  • Antelope [Wasco County]
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    • Antelope [Wasco County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Fossil
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 49 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Antelope<3>
  • Ashwood [Jefferson County]
  • Clarno [Wasco County]
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    • Clarno [Wasco County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Fossil
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  • Condon [Gilliam County]
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    • Condon [Gilliam County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the north of Fossil
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 714 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Condon<3>
  • Gooseberry [Morrow County]
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    • Gooseberry [Morrow County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Fossil
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gooseberry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Grass Valley [Sherman County]
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    • Grass Valley [Sherman County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Fossil
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 167 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grass Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grass Valley<3>
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    • Hardman [Morrow County]
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      • Hardman [Morrow County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Fossil
      • Hardman has also been known as:
      • Dairyville
      • Dogtown
      • Raw Dog
      • Yaller Dog
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    • Kent [Sherman County]
    • Kimberly [Grant County]
    • Lonerock [Gilliam County]
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      • Lonerock [Gilliam County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Fossil
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22 people
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    • Mayville [Gilliam County]
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      • Mayville [Gilliam County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Fossil
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    • Mitchell [Wheeler County]
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      • Mitchell [Wheeler County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the south of Fossil
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 126 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mitchell<3>
    • Shaniko [Wasco County]
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      • Shaniko [Wasco County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the west of Fossil
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 37 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shaniko<3>
    • Spray [Wheeler County]
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      • Spray [Wheeler County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southeast of Fossil
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 157 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spray<3>
    • Winlock [Wheeler County]
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      • Winlock [Wheeler County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east of Fossil
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For more communities neighboring Fossil, please visit our County-by-County Page for Fossil.

Wheeler County ...

Fossil is located in Wheeler County<5> and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wheeler County: Crook, Gilliam, Grant, Jefferson & Sherman.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fossil ...

It seems like there is always a nearby community with a name that seems interesting, maybe familiar or just catches our attention in some other way. We've collected some names which strike us as being curious or interesting. Our list can be found on the Tidbits & Trivia Page for Fossil.

Airports Near Fossil ...

When a trip includes a flight, we try to find an airport that best fits our travel plans.<6> To that purpose, we've assembled a list of that are relatively close to Fossil and that information can be found on the Airports Page for Fossil.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fossil ...

Looking for more information about Fossil? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor page for Fossil. Their page will give you an overview and then additional links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the TripAdvisor page for Fossil, there are neighboring communities that also have TripAdvisor pages. A list of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fossil.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Oregon

About Wheeler County

About Oregon

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fossil: www.cityoffossil.org/

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fossil.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fossil) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fossil. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FossilOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fossil. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9999, Longitude: -120.2137    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>If you're interested in how the shape of Oregon's counties, including Wheeler, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<6>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Fossil), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.




 

 

 

 

 


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